West Coast Swing

Beginner WCS: In this class you will be introduced to Basic 6-count Patterns, Timing, and Technique for West Coast Swing. 

Advanced WCS: Learn Whips, Extensions, Footwork and Styling in our Advanced level class. 

Prerequisites for Advanced WCS:

  • Starter Step

  • Sugar Push 

  • Left Side Pass

  • Right Underarm Side Pass

  • Tuck Turns

What is West Coast Swing? 
West Coast Swing (WCS) is a partner dance with roots in East Coast Swing and Lindy Hop. It is characterized by a distinctive elastic look or "stretch" that results from its basic extension and compression technique and is danced primarily in a slotted area on the dance floor. The dance allows for both partners to improvise steps while dancing together, putting West Coast Swing in a short list of dances that put a premium on improvisation. WCS is danced to a variety of music genres, including but not limited to Pop, Hip-Hop, R&B, Blues, and more!